New Arrivals · Poetry

May 24, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Urban contemporary history month : poems

May 23, 2017
Woods, Scott E., author.
111 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"In his second full length collection, Scott Woods further interrogates the intersection of identity and society, exposing the frequently imposed and false duality of twenty-first century Black life by a world that prefers its art and people in neat boxes. The poems of Urban Contemporary History Month navigate multiple sides of the issues it raises - police abuse, idol worship, the definition of Black culture, and the importance of the blues chief among them - chipping away at our understanding and acceptance of American life as we know it. The collection includes extended meditations on juke joint culture, art as a communal projection, and a cento comprised entirely of the first lines of Stephen King stories. Both personal and quietly polemic, Urban Contemporary History Month is a sly, knowing collection told with the trademark humor and intellectual nuance Woods is frequently praised for" --Publisher's website.

We over here now : poems

May 22, 2017
Woods, Scott E.
[United States] : Brick Cave Media, ©2012.
94 pages ; 23 cm
What the black poets will kill me for telling you -- Whuppin's -- To the high school thug who broke into his english teacher's car -- The organist -- How to make a crackhead -- When your white friend says "nigger" by accident -- Ghetto congress -- How to build a juke joint -- Everything you need to know about Prince in 13 songs -- Black barbershop price list -- Allegedly -- The bible in 50 haiku -- Ten places Jesus shed his blood -- Jesus, Judas, and the case of the old woman's son (a murder mystery) -- Stalag 3:16 -- Thing I did while writing this poem -- Flotsam -- Topit -- Milk -- 24-hour horror movie marathon -- I hate zombies like you hate me -- Why you don't remake The Thing -- Cthulhu calls for love -- Comfort woman's gold -- Cruise director -- Surving a zombie apocalypse -- The rainbow trout extols his many virtues to the squid -- The book of burgers -- Saint Veronica of the emergency room -- Mistaken -- I remember me -- Blurbs for poetry books I didn't like -- The sunoco station -- The slaves writes of wagon wheels.

Two worlds exist : poems

May 22, 2017
November, Yehoshua.
Asheville, NC : Orison Books, [2016]
76 pages ; 23 cm
Two worlds exist -- I. A young mother will pause, mids song. Lesson from my father. Conjoined Twins. Falling from the sky. On the eve of our wedding, I accompany my father to his parents' resting place. The bike. The intended destination. -- II. 2AM, and the Rabbinical students stand in their bathrobes. At the request of the organization for Jewish prisoners. One of the few Jews. Briefly. Recently divorced adjunct professor waits in the high school chemistry classroom. Suddenly. -- III. I made a decision. Live like the Ark in the Holy of Holies. The life of body and soul. Between lifetimes. So many poems. Prayer. You stood beneath a streetlight waving goodbye. -- IV. The soul in a body. In a city of modern Jews. Contemporary poets. The possibilities of language. Once, stopped at a light. The lower realm. American Chassid. From another world. Long prayer. In the middle of the in-class essay exam. -- V. Self portrait. -- Glossary -- Notes on poems.
"Yehoshua November's second poetry collection, Two Worlds Exist, movingly examines the harmonies and dissonances involved in practicing an ancient religious tradition in contemporary America. November's beautiful and profound meditations on work and family life, and the intersections of the sacred and the secular, invite the reader -regardless of background- to imaginatively inhabit a life of religious devotion in the midst of our society's commotion" --Provided by publisher.

My daddy rules the world : poems about dads

May 18, 2017
Smith, Hope Anita, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
My daddy -- When daddy is sleeping -- Table for two -- Love letter -- Haircut -- Dancing -- Daddy! -- Wrestling -- Playing catch -- The guitar lesson -- Learning to ride -- Some dads -- My first book --My daddy rules the world.
"A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet"-- Provided by publisher.

Goethe : life as a work of art

May 16, 2017
Safranski, Rüdiger, author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
xxvi, 651 pages ; 24 cm
Translated from the German.

Before dawn on bluff road : selected New Jersey poems ; Hollyhocks in the fog : selected San Francisco poems

May 15, 2017
Kleinzahler, August, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
77, 71 pages ; 22 cm
Tête-bêche; book presented in two parts bound back to back; two title pages.
"Selected verse from throughout Kleinzahler's career, organized according to his two homes: New Jersey and California"-- Provided by publisher.


May 15, 2017
Long Soldier, Layli, author.
101 pages ; 23 cm
Part I: These being the concerns -- Part II: Whereas.
The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award. WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment. What did I know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don't worry, you and your daughter will learn together. Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Diné, her father's language. To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics. -- Provided by publisher.

Cricket in the thicket : poems about bugs

May 12, 2017
Murray, Carol, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
40 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
"Poetry about cool insects with accompanying fascinating facts"-- Provided by publisher.


May 12, 2017
Graham, Jorie, 1950- author.
84 pages ; 23 cm

Twentieth century harlequinade, and other poems

May 12, 2017
Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964.
Oxford [England] : B.H. Blackwell, 1916.
27 pages ; 19 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, bound in original pink paper wrappers.|5OC


May 9, 2017
Lockwood, Patricia, author.
336 pages ; 24 cm
Introductory rites -- Meeting of the minds -- Low country -- Babies in limbo -- R&R circus -- Men of the cloth -- Dinner with the bishop -- Put it in print -- Touch of genius -- The cum queens of Hyatt Place -- Swimming hole -- Hart and hind -- Men of the cloth II: the clothening -- Blow, Gabriel, blow -- Voice -- I am a priest forever -- Abortion Barbie -- Missouri gothic -- Power and light -- Interior castle -- Island time.
Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates 'like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972'. His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence, from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group, with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood.

Nature poem

May 8, 2017
Pico, Tommy, author.
Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2017.
74 pages : 23cm.

Limited engagement : poems

May 4, 2017
Greenway, Joanne, author.
Georgetown, Kentucky : Finishing Line Press, [2016]
37 pages ; 22 cm
Dog dreams -- Valve job -- In the subway -- Ten years gone -- Ladies first -- Atonement -- The hunter -- Nonna mia -- Nonna at the speedway -- Smoking -- Limited engagement -- I saw it coming -- The fourth of July -- Automat memories -- Hair wars -- Beauty and the breast -- Lines -- The barbie mystique -- Dancing for Miss Patti -- Pas de chat -- Mystery in aisle 23 -- Sunday rundown -- Good candy -- Confessions of a part-time mourner -- Breakfast at Half Day Café -- Polar vortex.

The trembling answers : poems

May 2, 2017
Teicher, Craig Morgan, 1979- author.
88 pages ; 23 cm.
"An extension of and a departure from previous explorations of family and art, these poems delve boldly into tangled realities of fatherhood, marriage, and poetry. Dealing with the day-to-day of family life--including the alert anxiety and remarkable beauty of caring for a child with cerebral palsy--these personal narratives illuminate the relationship that exists between poetry and a life fiercely lived"-- Provided by publisher.

Realms of the Mothers : the first decade of Dos Madres Press.

May 2, 2017
xv, 362 pages ; 23 cm
With an introduction by Richard Hague.
Mary Margaret Alvarado -- John Anson -- Jennifer Arin -- Michael Autrey -- Paul Bray -- Ann Cefola -- John Curley -- Grace Curtis -- Sara Dailey -- Dennis Daly -- Richard Darabaner -- Deborah Diemont -- Joseph Donahue -- Norman Finkelstein -- Karen George -- Gerry Grubbs -- Richard Hague -- Ruth D. Handel -- Pauletta Hansel -- Michael Heller -- Michael Henson -- R. Nemo Hill -- W. Nick Hill -- Eric Hoffman -- James Hogan -- Keith Holyoak -- Nancy Kassell -- David M. Katz -- Sherry Kearns -- Burt Kimmelman -- Ralph La Charity -- Pamela L. Laskin -- Owen Lewis -- Richard Luftig.
"This collection gathers poems from every book published by Dos Madres Press from 2004-2014...It is not possible to generalize about all these Dos Madres poets beyond claiming their universal mastery of craft. Beyond that, the diversity of theme, subject, form, diction, and speaker echoes what I, a former collector of beetles, loved about the insect order Coleoptera: a tremendous range of size, structure, color, habitat, life the domain of poetry a rapturous fondness for, and extensive expression of, a similarly multifarious creation" --Richard Hague, from the introduction.

When I grow up I want to be a list of further possibilities

May 1, 2017
Chen, Chen, 1989- author.
96 pages ; 23 cm.
"In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family -- the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes -- all from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives. Holding all accountable, this collection fully embraces the loss, grief, and abundant joy that come with charting one's own path in identity, life, and love. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities. To be a season of laughter when my father says his coworker is like that, he can tell because the guy wears pink socks, see, you don't, so you can't, you can't be one of them. To be the one my parents raised me to be. A season from the stormiest planet. A very good feeling with a man. Every feeling, in pink shoes. Every step, hot pink."-- Provided by publisher.

Afterland : poems

April 12, 2017
Vang, Mai Der, 1981- author.
94 pages ; 23 cm

This present moment : new poems

April 10, 2017
Snyder, Gary, 1930- author.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2015]
66 pages ; 24 cm
pt. I. Outriders -- Gnarly -- The Earth's Wild Places -- Siberian Outpost -- Walking the Long and Shady Elwha -- Charles Freer in a Sierra Snowstorm -- Why I Take Good Care of My Macintosh -- Artemis and Pan -- Anger, Cattle, and Achilles -- A Letter to M.A. Who Lives Far Away -- The Names of Actaeon's Hounds -- Old New Mexican Genetics -- Polyandry -- Stages of the End of Night and Coming Day -- pt. II. Locals -- Why California Will Never Be Like Tuscany -- Sunday -- Michael des Tombe at the edge of the Canyon the Killigrew Place -- Chiura Obata's Moon -- How to Know Birds -- Starting the Spring Garden and Thinking of Thomas Jefferson -- Log Truck on the 80 -- Stories in the Night -- Morning Songs, Goose Lake -- Fixing the System -- "reinventing North America" -- From the Sky -- Here -- pt. III. Ancestors -- Eiffel Tundra -- Kill -- Claws / Cause -- Hai-en Temple South Korea Home of the Total Tripitaka Set of Printing Blocks -- Young David in Florence, Before the Kill -- Mu Ch'i's Persimmons -- The Bend in the Vlatava -- The Shrine at Delphi -- Wildfire News -- Otzi Crosses Over -- Seven Brief Poems from Italia -- Askesis, Praxis, Theoria, of the Wild -- pt. IV. Go Now -- This present moment.
"For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine at Delphi, from Santa Fe to Sella Pass, Snyder lays out these poems as a map of the last decade. Placed side-by-side, they become a path and a trail of complexity and lyrical regard, a sort of riprap of the poet's eighth decade. And in the mix are some of the most beautiful domestic poems of his great career, poems about his work as a homesteader and householder, as a father and husband, as a friend and neighbor. A centerpiece in this collection is a long poem about the death of his beloved, Carole Koda, a rich poem of grief and sorrow, rare in its steady resolved focus on a dying wife, of a power unequaled in American poetry. As a friend is quoted in one of these new poems: 'I met the other lately in the far back of a bar, musicians playing near the window and he sweetly told me "listen to that music. The self we hold so dear will soon be gone"' --Inside jacket.

Self-portrait as Hildegard of Bingen: poems

April 7, 2017
Fadick, Kate, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Glass Poetry Press, [2017]
25 pages ; 22 cm
"The Glass Chapbook Series March 2017."

Hermits in our own flesh : the epistles of an anonymous monk

April 5, 2017
Looney, George, 1959- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Oloris Publishing, 2016.
24 pages ; 21 cm

Magdalene : poems

April 4, 2017
Howe, Marie, 1950- author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
95 pages ; 22 cm
Before the beginning -- Magdalene-the seven devils -- On men, their bodies -- How the story started -- Thorns -- The affliction -- The split -- What I did wrong -- Magdalene on romance -- Magdalene: the addict -- Magdalene and the interior life -- The landing -- Magdalene: the woman taken in adultery -- Magdalene, the next day -- The teacher -- The disciples -- Magdalene on Gethsemane -- Calvary -- Magdalene afterwards -- Low tide, late august -- The adoption: when the girl arrived -- The girl at 3 -- Magdalene on surrender -- The anima alone -- The news -- Christmas eve -- Listening -- Waiting at the river -- The teacher -- Conversation:dualism -- Walking home -- Magdalene: his dream of integration -- Fourteen -- After the funeral -- Adaptation -- The map -- The visit -- Two animals -- October -- Delivery -- Magdalene at the grave -- What the silence says --Magdalene at the theopoetics conference -- One day.
"Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a contemporary landscape --hailing a cab, raising a child, listening to news on the radio. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator of Magdalene yearns for the guidance of her spiritual teacher, a Christ figure, whose death she continues to grieve. Erotic, spirited, and searching for meaning, she is a woman striving to be the subject of her own life, fully human and alive to the sacred in the mortal world" --Inside jacket.

Whereas : poems

March 31, 2017
Dunn, Stephen, 1939- author.
xi, 61 pages ; 22 cm

Galaxy love : poems

March 31, 2017
Stern, Gerald, 1925- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
124 pages ; 22 cm.


March 29, 2017
Matthews, Airea D., author.
xviii, 80 pages ; 20 cm.
This collection explores the topic of want and desire with power, insight, and intense emotion.The poems cross historical boundaries and speak emphatically from a racialized America, where the trajectories of joy and exploitation, striving and thwarting, violence and celebration are constrained by differentials of privilege and contemporary modes of communication

Beasts, river, drunk men, garden, burst, & light : sequences and long poems

March 28, 2017
Hague, Richard, 1947- author.
copyright 2016
xiv, 281 pages ; 23 cm

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